Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Drinka Pinta Milka Day

If you are as old as me (ie very) and live in the UK, you can't fail to remember this famous advertising slogan for milk. It was everywhere in the last 1950s and early 1960s - on TV ads, on posters, in newspapers and magazines, on milk tankers and even on the sides of buses. In fact it even got a mention in the sitcom "Hancock's Half Hour", I seem to recall. Possibly one of the best known advertising slogans of all time, although whether it actually did persuade anybody to drink a whole pint of milk (*shudder*) every day is another matter.

On my first draft of this card, I used the letter stamps (from a child's printing set) carefully lined up, but they just didn't remind me enough of the original poster:

so I decided higgledy piggledy was the way to go. There are a couple of smudges from the edges of the stamps, that's because they are effectively toys and not the real thing. The kitty stealing the milk is a very old unmounted stamp from my stash - from the colour of the rubber I think it might be a Viva Las Vegas one but that is pure guesswork. I used a single tan pencil to lightly colour the kitty, and that's the only colour I've added to the card. I used Stickles to highlight the milk bottle and add a little texture.

I am sharing this with

Less is More - One layer: Your favourite drink or beverage (it's not MY favourite, far from it, but it's obviously the favourite of the kitty!)
CAS on Sunday - Black and White with one colour
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes


  1. I can't believe you've only used one colour on the cat for this card - it all looks so vivid and fun! That's a super cat stamp, and the Stickles looks great on the bottle. Fab card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  2. Simply fabulous Jane, great idea and a superb image to team with your fun sentiment.
    As always thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x

  3. Sweet card! So fun. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  4. Your card looks fabulous Jane. Your little kitten is an adorable stamp and I love the way you've printed the sentiment. My goodness that's a blast from the past! Barbxx

  5. So cute! Love the kitten image.

  6. Lovely kitty stamp! I do like your wonky letters too, I remember the slogan well.

  7. I love how you've recreated this slogan and paired it with the cheeky kitty.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  8. Oh, that is just brilliant :-D LUV the little cheeky kitty. I certainly remember that slogan from my youth hee hee Do you remember the 'Humphrey' ads a few years later ?? :-D
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.

    IKE x

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